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The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Opinion: Corporations on campus

Opinion: Corporations on campus

Sam Hicks March 15, 2020

Does the administration think students are for sale? On Mon Feb 24, Brent Camalich came to Ventura High school representing his brand, “Dude. Be nice.” Much like the Super Duper Kyle concert sponsored...

The Matilija Creek is the main tributary to the Ventura River which now has a strong current to it thanks to the recent precipitation. Photo by: Sam Hicks

Recent rains bring relief and risk

Sam Hicks December 17, 2019

Car accidents and fire danger rise with precipitation Over the last month, Ventura has received some much-needed rain; 2.82 inches, to be exact. With California just ending its worst drought in recorded...

Route del Sol: A journey fueled by renewability

Route del Sol: A journey fueled by renewability

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks November 20, 2019

Environmental advocate Joel Hayes is mid-way through his mission to drive a completely solar powered van from the Arctic Circle to Argentina On the night of Nov 6, Joel Hayes was found in a dimly lit parking...

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Ventura High state test scores show a shocking trend

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks October 25, 2019

Declining test scores could have detrimental effects for VHS The CAASPP test, all juniors in the state of California are required to take it. School officials even went around to classes, lecturing on...

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks June 6, 2019

Nuclear power has been a divisive topic ever since its conception decades ago. It provides a clean source of energy and releases no harmful emissions. But the fear of the negative effects of radiation...

Mueller Report Opens Eyes into Trump’s Presidency

Mueller Report Opens Eyes into Trump’s Presidency

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks March 29, 2019

On March 22, 2019, an almost two year investigation into the corruption surrounding President Donald Trump’s political campaign was released. This investigation delve into the allegation of Trump’s...

Remembering the life of our beloved throwing coach

Remembering the life of our beloved throwing coach

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks March 5, 2019

Richard Harrison was the junior varsity throws coach and an all around integral piece of the Ventura High School Track and Field team. A Ventura native, Harrison attended Buena High School and loved to...

How do students feel about signing to be organ donors on their driver’s license?

How do students feel about signing to be organ donors on their driver’s license?

Sam Hicks December 20, 2018

Many students are learning how to drive and applying for their driver’s license. When at the DMV, they are asked to list their personal information i.e. weight, height, date of birth, sex etc. Some may...

What do VHS students think about the migrant caravan?

Sam Hicks November 9, 2018

Migrants from Central America have been steadily trudging north toward the United States in search of refuge from poverty, gang violence, persecution and death in their home countries. President Donald...

#MeToo: What do students think?

#MeToo: What do students think?

Sam Hicks October 19, 2018

The Me Too movement was founded in 2006 by Tarana Burke to help sexual assault victims find their voice. Since then, the Me Too movement has become one of the largest social movements in recent political...

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